Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Representing the Other: Cultures and Clashes
Academic Year
Semester 2
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay  1200 Words  50%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Seen Exam  50%
Supplementary Assessment Essay  1200 Words  50%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Seen Exam  50%

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate a broad understanding of the themes of the module and their chosen degree subject.

Demonstrate ability to apply modes of analysis to a range of written and visual texts

Effectively express themselves and their ideas in a seminar environment

Demonstrate an informed critical understanding of selected examples of writing/performance/film

Relate these texts to contemporary cultural concerns and contexts.

Brief description

The module will provide students with an entry-level understanding of key concepts and theories which underpin humanities subjects, encompassing theatre, drama, film, TV, English literature, creative writing subjects.

The module will define and evaluate different approaches which are relevant to their individual schemes of study, drawing from the following set of core concepts in literature, drama, television and film:
• Identity (Class, Gender, Race)
• Colonialism, Post-colonialism
• Representations of the ‘Other’

Students will have the opportunity to examine both historical and contemporary examples of how their subject expresses particular representations of the ‘Other’.


To effectively prepare students for the format and independent nature of study expected within humanities subjects, the module will take the format of a weekly one-hour lecture followed by intensive two-hour seminars. Students are expected to have read/watched appropriate texts in advance of the seminars.
The seminars may include a mix of formats including a traditional seminar and/or viewings of films and performances.

Students will be given advance reading ahead of the seminars to aid discussion and reflection.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Co-ordinating with others Students will work together in seminar activities and have opportunities for group discussion.
Critical and analytical thinking Students will develop the ability to gather required data quickly and comprehensively analyse and evaluate situations and information to inform decisions/thinking. This also includes information literacy, ability to plan research and respond to group seminar discussion
Digital capability Students will engage with standard VLE software including BlackBoard, Turnitin, Panopto, Word, etc.
Professional communication Students will develop the ability to empathise by placing self in the shoes of others, to understand their feelings, and to help solve their problems, to recognise appropriate methods of communication related to different audiences, to use language and communications methods appropriately through their seminar discussions and responses to different kinds of text
Subject Specific Skills Students will engage with subject-specific seminar materials which will develop their knowledge and familiarise them with appropriate academic terminology from their fields.


This module is at CQFW Level 3